The Psychology Major at Krea University aims to develop students’ capacities to comprehend and scrutinise psychological knowledge while fostering their understanding of research methods for exploring human behaviour and cognition at multiple levels of analyses. The curriculum encourages students to engage in an understanding of existing studies critically, reading and engaging with original papers and peer-reviewed journal articles, questioning and analysing methodologies, reliability of findings, and validity of conclusions. This cultivates their critical thinking skills and enables them to assess the strengths and limitations of various studies. Psychology at Krea is guided by principles of ethical rigour, scientific integrity, and the decolonisation of psychological science. It acknowledges the influence of unique contextual factors on human behaviour and cognition, prompting students to explore these influences in their research. Simultaneously, it recognises historical biases and power imbalances within the field of psychology, urging students to critically examine and challenge traditional perspectives while incorporating diverse voices
The undergraduate Psychology Programme at Krea University is built on developing meaningful connections between courses that introduce diverse psychological theories and methods to students. Through testing and measurement exercises conducted in the Krea Psychology Lab, students apply their knowledge and develop practical skills, and through exploration, comprehension, critique, and construction of psychological knowledge from various disciplines, students are taught to develop a strong foundation in thinking and writing about psychology. This foundation enables them to engage in research projects under the supervision of faculty who are experts in diverse areas of psychology and research methodologies. The curriculum equips students with skills in psychological science, including parsing credible sources, integrating qualitative and quantitative research methods, conducting quasi-experimental studies, and developing ethical guidelines for fieldwork. Additionally, students learn to write about psychology in the academic conventions of the APA/MLA format. They also acquire the competence and creativity to effectively communicate research-based findings to both an academic readership and general audiences.
In addition to its focus on research and higher education, the Psychology Major at Krea University exposes students to various strands of psychology, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue diverse careers in the field. The curriculum recognises that psychology offers a wide array of career paths beyond research and academia. Students are introduced to different branches of psychology, such as social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, among others. By exploring these different strands, students gain insights into the practical applications of psychology and the potential career opportunities available in each area. Whether their interests lie in clinical practice, human resources, counselling, research, advocacy, policy intervention, scientific journalism, or other areas, the curriculum provides them with a foundation to pursue their chosen careers within the field of Psychology.
In the Three Year Psychology Honours degree, a student will earn 60 credits by completing thirteen courses as well as a capstone project. The division of course-work is as follows:
In the Psychology Minor programme, a student will earn 28 credits and complete seven courses. The division of course-work is as follows:
In qualifying for a concentration in Psychology, a student will earn 16 credits, by completing any four courses listed in the Psychology programme.
Please note: All PSYC courses are 4 credit courses.